Novak Djokovic’s US Open victory could change the game of men’s tennis

Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open second round win

Darryl K. Taft covers tennis for USATODAY and writes a tennis column during the off-season. Follow him on Twitter @darryltaf.

Tennis isn’t big, but it sure is loud in Flushing Meadows.

Two-time major winner Novak Djokovic was the big topic of conversation during second-round play at the US Open last week.

With Djokovic’s win, the US Open made a move that could change the game of men’s tennis. With top women’s players leaving the sport, such movement has not yet been seen.

Djokovic complained of a “marijuana odor” when he was interviewed at the conclusion of the second round.

“I haven’t smoked for a while, so I didn’t notice any smell,” Djokovic said, according to his team’s website.

The same website adds that Djokovic smelled the same aroma during the first round.

This is the second major Djokovic has played where the US Open’s loud party has taken place following an opening ceremony that is described as “inhospitable” and with “the most over-the-top celebration of an opening in history,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

The US Open has been known for its wild parties since the tournament began in 1936. It’s not the first time this has happened: during a tournament in 1999, a female athlete accused US Open security of sexually harassing her.

In 2011, the Federal Trade Commission fined the US Open over a fan who threw popcorn on the court. And in 2012, the US Open security force was fined $25,000 over a “toxic locker room.”

The “marijuana odor” complaint was made during the second-round match against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France.

It’s not clear if Djokovic smelled the marijuana odor prior to his interview with Andy Roddick.

For her part, Tsonga said, “He’s a great guy, great competitor, and the first thing

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